Thursday, August 16, 2018

Romancing the Goth Tip #19: Wish You Were Here

(Originally posted on 05/26/11)

Greetings my dear Gothlings!

Face it...at one point or another in your relationship, you will be apart from your bleakheart, especially early in in the relationship. Whether on a vacation, at a wedding, at a funeral, on a business trip, or at a Goth music festival in Germany... you will eventually spend some time apart, agonizing for his or her presence. That's where postcards are a great thing! But don't just send one...time it so that you send one for everyday you are apart! 

Sure, in this day in age it is a lot easier and maybe even cheaper to simply send off a text message...but believe you me, everyone...and I mean EVERYONE (!!!) enjoys receiving something personal in the (snail)mail. Postcards are the perfect mix of something fun, whimsical, and cheesy in their own right...it's also a throwback to the 1950's and 60's when families took summer road trips across the country.

Don't know what to write about everyday for an extended period of time? That's fine...you need not write a novel on each and every card. A simple "I miss you" or a funny joke will do; you can even count down the days until you are reunited...just jot down SOMETHING!

Bonus Tip!!! Actually, this can be as effective even if you aren't miles apart in some far off land...send him or her a postcard from right where you live and write something like: "Wish you were here...in my arms/in my bed/in my coffin"...you get the idea...Just be sure to send only one; one every day in this circumstance is just plain odd behavior!

See you in the Dark!

Sir William Welles

Monday, July 9, 2018

Romancing the Goth Tip #18: Fist Bump

(originally posted on 5/26/11)



Fist Bump between girlfriend/boyfriend, lovers, or married couple...DON'T!!!




See you in the Dark!

Sir William Welles

Friday, June 22, 2018

Romancing the Goth Tip #17: Frame It!

(originally posted on 5/25/11)



Greetings my dear Gothlings!

Here is a very simple, yet a very effective and indirect romantic gesture that really doesn't need much creativity. Take something that your lover has either given to you or that you've shared together...this can be a greeting card, a letter, concert ticket stubs, movie ticket stubs, a nightclub flyer where you first met/first kissed, a hotel key, etc...Basically anything of significance, except an actual photograph! You are then going to go to a home decor/craft/art store and find a frame appropriate enough to stick that certain something into and then proudly display it in your home for your lover, freinds, and family to see. If the object isn't flat, be sure to ask for a shadowbox and properly mount said item in the center using glue, tape, or by any means necessary. This will demonstrate to your better half that you do not take significant events and/or gestures for granted, and that you are proud enough to display them for the world to see. This also should be used if you have started a 'shrine' (see Tip #15). Wanna know what mine is? Last year, I framed a copy of a Playbill issue of the Addams Family Musical. (Go see that musical!!! Well worth the pricey cost of tickets!)

Let me know what cool things you've put in frames...

See you in the Dark!

Sir William Welles

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Romancing The Goth Tip #16: Blood Vials

(Originally posted on 5/13/11)



Greetings my dear Gothlings!

While certainly not for the squeamish or the mundane, blood vial jewelry (like those featured on vampirewear.com) is the perfect mix of something odd, unique, repulsive (to most), sentimental, endearing, and highly romantic! The concept is pretty clear and simple: blood is considered the essence of life, and by wearing around a few c.c.’s of your lover’s hemoglobin you have, in a way, a piece of them with you at all times…much the way carrying around a lock of hair or a locket with a picture of your mate works (see previous tip)…except darker. Moreover, if and when you and your loved one decide to exchange blood vials, you can make it into a whole private ritual between the both of you (pricking your finger or slicing open a vein and all) to celebrate the occasion…much like back in the day “going steady” was commemorated by pinning a girl (Whoa! Talk about a Brady Bunch flashback), or proposing marriage…except it is much more mutual and symbolic, if you are a vampire or not!

See you in the Dark!

Sir William Welles